LCII Brown Bag Seminar series

seminar
The LCII cordially invites you to its next Brown Bag seminar !

Speakers

Axel-GAUTIER
GAUTIER Axel
Professor, Departement of Economics, HEC Management School, ULg.

Start

March 1, 2019 - 1:00 pm

End

March 1, 2019 - 2:15 pm

Address

B33 - Trifacultaire, Liège   View map

Place

LCII room

The LCII cordially invites you to its brown bag seminar on “Competition Between Integrated Incumbents and Platforms” presented by Axel Gautier (ULiege) on Friday, March 1st.

Time: Friday March 1st, 2019 at 13.00PM-2.15PM

Location: LCII room

Abstract: In many sectors, platforms or matchmakers are competing with vertically integrated incumbents.   Uber competing with  taxi companies  and AirBnB competing with hotels are certainly the two preeminent examples.   In this paper, we model this process of competition between a platform and a vertically integrated incumbent.  A striking feature is that the platform competes at two levels.  Firstly,  the platform competes  for the market to affiliate users to the platform.  Affiliation is not only a way to gain market shares but also to reduce costs as platforms exhibit strong economies of scales.   Secondly, the platform competes in the market with the incumbent for service provision to the affiliated customers.    We construct a dynamic model that integrates these two levels of competition.

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Email

j.bulkaert@uliege.be

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